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Re: New Book Releases
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Earl wrote:
I agree, Stu. Even the deluxe editions of the Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, and Tales From The Perilous Realm, were really just about the cover and slipcase matching those of the deluxe series. I really wish these editions had some "content" that set them apart from the regular hardcover and paperback editions.



Absolutely. The deluxe editions have generally not had much (if anything) in the way of special features. Having a frontispiece that contains the cover-art that would ordinarily grace the dust jacket of the standard edition, isn't really a special feature in my book (e.g. CoH, Silmarillion, etc)! It seems to me that Fall of Arthur and Sigurd and Gudrun could easily have had nice images of the concept art by Bill Sanderson (for example), and that would have been great. I have Bill S. remarqued standard editions of S&G and FoA and they would have been perfect material.

That said, I don't mind them, I just think we are now at the point where material that really should be in scholarly journals is being published as new books, primarily to milk the final dollar now that there is no substantial material left in the cupboard. There is only so much value in variant drafts of things beyond them being padding. Deluxe versions of such material is just a stretch too far.

Posted on: 5/17 23:15:10


Re: New Book Releases
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I honestly think these last two (not yet released) "Deluxe" Editions are a bit cynical. HarperCollins obviously knows lots of people have collected them so far and will feel the need to complete their collections.

I'll wait to see what they look like, but I might be out of the game now. It really feels like I would just be buying them for the sake of it at this stage, as it isn't material that is remotely suited to deluxe treatment.

Posted on: 5/17 18:22:30


Re: New Book Releases
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Earl wrote:
Does anyone have new information about the deluxe release of the Tale of Kullervo? It's supposed to be released later this year (October).


Slated for 20th October at the moment. ISBN: 978-0-00-816672-4. Shows up on Tolkien.co.uk if you do a search, athough there isn't any new info on it. I wouldn't necessarily expect to see any additional information at this stage, as the release date is still fairly distant.

Posted on: 5/11 0:33:34


Re: New signatures and academic essays in my collection
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Jlong wrote:
Very cool! Jealous for sure...


What he said.

Posted on: 5/5 17:13:24


Re: The Wonders of...
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Khamûl wrote:
If I recall correctly he claims that they are new/different books but that he just uses the same/old photos i.e. "stock photos". Obviously, that's perfectly possible (& perhaps this is what you're seeing), but it should clearly state that in his auction listings (which it does not).

Either way, it's pretty annoying.

BH


Unstated stock photos is pretty much a cardinal sin when selling books. Grrr. Seems odd that he would have so many of the exact same sets, mind...

Posted on: 5/5 17:12:05



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